Exercise 5.1: The distance between us

Brief Use your camera as a measuring device. This doesn’t refer to the distance scale on the focus ring. Rather, find a subject that you have an empathy with and take a...

Exercise 5.2: Homage

Brief Select an image by any photographer of your choice and take a photograph in response to it. You can respond in any way you like to the whole image or to...

Exercise 4.4: Personal Voice

Brief Make a Google Images search for ‘landscape’, ‘portrait’, or any ordinary subject such as ‘apple’ or ‘sunset’. Add a screengrab of a representative page to your learning log and note down...

Exercise 4.2: Artificial Light

Brief Capture ‘the beauty of artificial light’ in a short sequence of shots (‘beauty’ is, of course, a subjective term). The correct white balance setting will be important; this can get tricky...

Exercise 4.1: Daylight

Brief Taking the photography of Mann, Atget or Schmidt or a photographer of your own choosing as your starting point, shoot a number of photographs exploring the quality of natural light. The...

Exercise 3.3: What matters is to look

Brief Find a good viewpoint, perhaps fairly high up (an upstairs window might do) where you can see a wide view or panorama. Start by looking at the things closest to you...

Exercise 3.2: Trace

November 11, 2019
Brief Start by doing your own research into some of the artists discussed above. Then, using slow shutter speeds, the multiple exposure function, or another technique inspired by the examples above, try...

Exercise 3.1: Freeze

Freezing a movement is indeed one of the most spectacular characteristics of modern photography. The ongoing technological developments put us at shutter speeds in “regular” modern digital cameras of 1/40.000 of a...

Project 2 Lens Work

The main goal in this course project is to link photographs to ethical issues as can be found in the suggested readings and the given quotes in the coursebook where the depth...

Exercise 2.3: Focus

Brief Find a location with good light for a portrait shot. Place your subject some distance in front of a simple background and select a wide aperture together with a moderately long...

Exercise 2.1: Zoom

September 13, 2019
Brief Find a scene that has depth. From a fixed position, take a sequence of five or six shots at different focal lengths without changing your viewpoint. Taking inspiration from the examples...

Exercise 1.4: Frame

September 9, 2019
Post header image: cultier. (2013). Las Leyes Gestalt | cultier. Available at: http://www.cultier.es/gestalt/ .   I used this exercise to think intensively about the concept given, more than...

Project 1-3: Thomas Ruff; The Aestetics of the pixel

In the body of work and book JPEGS by Thomas Ruff (Ruff and Simpson. 2009), the artist uses the compression technique JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group 1992) to create new images (or...

Exercise 1.3: Line

Brief Take a number of shots using lines to create a sense of depth. Shooting with a wide- angle lens (zooming out) strengthens a diagonal line by giving it more length within...

Exercise 1.2: Point

Brief Take three or four photographs in which a single point is placed in different parts of the frame. When composing the shots use these three rules: the place of the point...